Test your basic knowledge |

ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

Subject : certifications
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
  • If you are not ready to take this test, you can study here.
  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Initial Reading - Letters represent sounds - sound-spelling relationships

2. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

3. One of a class of speech sounds in which sound moving through the vocal tract is constricted or obstructed by the lips - tongue or teeth during articulation.

4. A step taken by school personnel to determine which students are at risk for not meeting grade level standards.

5. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

6. A term coined by Stanovich to describe a phenomenon observed in findings of cumulative advantage for children who read well and have good vocabulary and cumulative disadvantage for those who have inadequate vocabularies and read less and thus have lo

7. listening - remembering - and understanding what someone else says.

8. An objective test that is given and scored in a uniform manner. Scores are often norm-referenced. For example SAT

9. Was a major change in the pronunciation of the English language that took place in England between 1350 and 1500.[1] This was first studied by Otto Jespersen (1860-1943) - a Danish linguist and Anglicist - who coined the term. Because English spellin

10. Attempt - Failure - Frustration - Avoidance - Lack of Practice - No improvement - Loss of esteem - loss of motivation = THIS

11. The teacher musts be adept at individualized teaching based on continual assessment of the student's needs. Content should be mastered to a level of automaticity.

12. Individual Educational Plan

13. Paired association between letters and letter sounds; an approach to teaching of reading and spelling that emphasizes sound-symbol relationships - especially in early instruction.

14. Children may be physical and socially immature - may be awkward in social situations - may have difficulty reading social cues - may have trouble finding the right words - stammering. - may feel anxious in school

15. Academic Language Therapy Association

16. Is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the

17. Closed syllable

18. Confirmation and Fluency - Decoding skills - Fluency - additional strategies

19. Effective for special needs - Uses all possible senses - tracing - saying - listening - looking - Typically called VAKT - Visual - Auditory - Kinesthetic - Tactile - Can be used with either Phonics or Whole Language

20. A word made from a base word by the addition of one or more affixes

21. Reading can be learned as naturally as speaking - reading is focused on constructing meaning from texts using children's books rather than basal or controlled readers - reading is best learned in the context of the group - phonics is taught indirectl

22. English as a second language

23. Shakespeare - Samuel Johnson - first comprehensive dictionary of English - Noah Webster - first dictionary of American English - Oxford Dictionary published in full 1928

24. The curved diacritical mark above a vowel in a sound picture or phonic/dictionary symbol notation that indicates a short sound in a closed syllable in which at least one consonant comes after the vowel in the same syllable.

25. Multisensory Structured Language

26. The number of words a student can read correctly in a given period of time.

27. The ancient Britons (Celts) conquered by Caesar in 54 c.e. - Celtic and Latin languages co-exist - Teutonic tribes (Jutes - Angles and Saxons invade) - Anglo-Saxon layer of language

28. The curved line placed beneath c to indicate its "soft" or (s) pronunciation - as opposed to its hard or (k) pronunciation. Students use the coding on c before the letters e - i - or y (the softeners) - to remind themselves to pronounced the (s) soun

29. The percentile score on - for example - a test is the score that represents the percent of other scores to or lower than is. If a student performs in the 85% of his or her class - it means the 85% of the other scores of students who also took the tes

30. Words that are able to be broken apart by the position of the vowels and consonants in order to pronounce.

31. A base word or meaningful unit in there terminology of structural linguistics.

32. Screening test. Elementary age only. Asks test taker to name the letters of the alphabet

33. Open syllable

34. 1887 - ophthalmologist - introduced the term dyslexia

35. Phonemic Awareness - Phonics - Vocabulary Development - Reading Fluency - including oral reading skills - Reading Comprehension Strategies

36. An affix attached to the beginning of a word that changes the meaning of that word.

37. A word to which affixes are added. A base word can stand alone.

38. Ability to understand and express spoken language

39. A word that is immediately recognized as a whole and does not require decoding to identify. A sight word may or may not be phonetically regular.

40. Take frequent study breaks - move around to learn new things - work at a standing position - chew gum while standing - listen to music while studying - skim material first then read in detail

41. A type of derived score such that the distribution of these scores for a specified population has convenient known values for the mean and standard deviation.

42. Multisensory Structured Language Education

43. Vowel team syllable (digraph - dipthong)

44. A morpheme attached to the end of a word that creates a word with a different form or use. Suffixes include inflected forms indicating tense - number - person and comparatives.

45. A test in which the results can be used to determine a student's progress toward mastery of a content area. performance is compared to an expected level of mastery in a content area rather that to other student's scores. Such tests usually include qu

46. Most soundly supported by research for effective instruction in beginning reading - Must be explicitly taught - Must be systematically organized and sequenced - Must include learning how to blend sounds together

47. The number of words which a reader can translate meaningfully in a given period of time

48. Selective focus on what is important while screening out distractions.

49. Individuals with a Disabilities Act

50. Proceeds from the part to the whole.Reading is driven by the text. Emphasizes the written or printed text. Flesch - Gough - LaBerge and Samuels.